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Eugene H. "Gene"  Burnett

Obituary for Eugene H. "Gene" Burnett

April 1, 2017
Norristown, Pennsylvania


Eugene H. Burnett "Gene", a lifelong resident of Norristown, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence. He was 92 years old. Gene was born on August 9, 1924 in Norristown PA to the late George and Almeda (nee Ebling) Burnett. He was a 1943 graduate of Norristown Area High School where he served as President of Student Council and was also a star basketball player. After graduating high school, he proudly served in the United States Army during WWII as a Tech Sergeant, serving in both the Philippines and New Guinea. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Gene attended Drexel University and worked as a Planning Engineer for Burroughs Corporation for 17 Years and later for American Electronic Laboratories in Colmar. In his free time, Gene enjoyed traveling, deep sea fishing, gardening, and taking trips to the Jersey Shore.

Gene is survived by his high school sweetheart, Roberta K. Burnett (nee Kohl) in which they shared 71 years of marriage, and his daughter Candace Lee Yuile (Mark Lehmann).

Relatives and friends are invited to Gene's Life Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10:00-10:50 a.m. at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401 followed by his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's name may be made to the Children's Aid Society at Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St # 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To share a thought or a memory of Gene, please visit Family services are entrusted under the care of Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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  • Children's Aid Society at Philadelphia Building
    1315 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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